Visian ICL Lens

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Visian ICL Lens in Corona, CA

Schneider LASIK offers the Visian™ ICL Lens to residents of Corona, Riverside, the Inland Empire, and Orange County.

Visian ICL Lens

For patients who are not candidates for LASIK, Schneider LASIK offers the Visian™ ICL. The ICL is an implantable contact lens that is simply placed front of the natural lens of the eye.

This safe, outpatient procedure offers Schneider LASIK patients who have thin corneas or more pronounced degrees of nearsightedness the opportunity to experience clearer, more natural vision. The Visian™ ICL works best for patients who are between the ages of 21 and 45, who suffer from moderate to severe myopia, who have not had other eye procedures, and who do not have a history of eye disease.

There are many advantages to the Visian™ ICL such as the quality of vision. The Visian™ ICL offers sharp, clear vision with excellent contrast. The lens is made of Collamer, a unique material that transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision. The Visian™ ICL is invisible to others. Exceptional quality of vision will be the only reminder that you have a Visian™ ICL.

The ICL procedure is very safe. Dr. Schneider uses eye drops to numb your eye. He will create a tiny incision at the edge of the cornea that is about 3 mm long –about the size of a pin prick. Using that incision he will insert the Visian™ lens into the eye behind the iris, more commonly known as the colored part of the eye. The Visian™ ICL was designed to remain in place; however, it can be removed or replaced should Dr. Schneider feel it is necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Visian™ ICL

The Visian™ ICL has been gaining recognition as a lens that produces exceptional quality of vision. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the Visian™ implantable contact lens.

Q: Am I a candidate for the Visian™ ICL?

A. The implantable contact lens works best for patients who suffer from moderate to severe myopia but who have not had other ophthalmic surgeries. Those between the ages of 21 and 45 without a history of ophthalmic diseases such as glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic retinopathy make the best candidates for the Visian™ ICL.

Q. What are the advantages of the Visian™ ICL?

A. The Visian™ ICL can correct a wide range of myopia without removing or destroying the cornea’s delicate tissue. During your procedure, Dr. Schneider makes a tiny incision about 3 mm long. This incision will not require sutures. It is just large enough to insert the Visian™ ICL. The lens is made of an advanced biocompatible material called Collamer. Because the Visian™ ICL is placed inside the eye, refractive outcomes and optical performance are consistent. The result is excellent quality of vision.

Q. What if a patient’s vision changes?

A. The Visian™ ICL may be removed or replaced if eyesight changes. Eyeglasses and contact lenses may also be worn if correction becomes necessary. The IOL cannot be used to treat presbyopia, the need for reading glasses due to age.

Q. Can the lenses dry out or get dirty like a contact lens?

A. No. The Visian™ ICL is designed to be a maintenance-free eye correction treatment. We recommend you continue to have annual eye exams with Dr. Schneider to ensure that your eyes stay healthy.

Q. Can the Visian™ ICL be seen by the naked eye?

A. No. Your vision correction lens will be completely invisible to you. The Visian™ ICL is hidden behind the iris, resulting in a perfect cosmetic appearance. Only your doctor will be able to determine that there is a lens in place.

Q. How long will the Visian™ ICL stay in the eye?

A. The Visian™ ICL is intended to remain in place permanently without maintenance. If, for any reason, removal of the lens becomes necessary, it can be easily taken out by Dr. Schneider.

Q. Can the Visian™ ICL be felt once it is in place?

A. Because the Visian™ ICL does not attach to any eye structures or move around in the eye, most patients do not feel it or notice that it is there.